Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions will be issued only at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment.

Patients can order prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page.

To register for this service:

  • You will be required to complete an on-line access form. When you hand the completed form in to the surgery you will also be required to show address confirmation such as a utility bill and also photo ID, such as a passport or photo driving licence to a member of the administration team at Huntcliff Surgery.
  • You will then be issued with an access code and registration instructions.
  • This is a quick and easy process and need only be done once. 

To telephone a prescription request the line is open between 09:00 and noon (01287 622207 please select option 2).  Requests for prescriptions by telephone will be taken if you cannot easily get to the surgery.

You may also call in at the surgery and “post” your request into the repeat prescription box. Alternatively you can send in a stamped addressed envelope please allow five working days for your prescription to be returned to you as we cannot be sure of the postal service.

House-bound patients can request that their prescriptions are delivered to their home.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.